Historical "Facts" regarding Lucas Electrical components Mar 7, 2020 0:14:08 GMT -6 harold likes this Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostMemberGive GiftBack to Top Post by CenteroftheGalaxie on Mar 7, 2020 0:14:08 GMT -6 Lucas Industries was founded by Joseph Lucas in 1860. The company reputation left poor Joseph nicknamed "The Prince Of Darkness".Quote from Joseph Lucas: “A gentleman does not go motoring around after dark”. The Lucas motto: "Get home before dark."Lucas industries holds the patent on short circuits.Lucas wiring has smoke inside it, not copper.Lucas 3 position switch: Dim, Flicker and Off. This was an upgrade from the old switch: Smoke, Smolder and Ignite.It's been said that Lucas the only wiring system that will burn out tail light harness without blowing the Fuse.Lucas is also responsible for the first intermittent wipers, and the self-dimming headlamp. Someone else took those ideas and made something good from something bad.Ever since British carmakers have been using Lucas electrical components, engineers have been unable to find a way to keep the smoke from leaking out. Once the smoke is gone the component is dead.The British drink their beer warm ... thanks to Lucas refrigeration.Back in the 70's, Lucas decided to diversify its product line and began manufacturing vacuum cleaners. It was the only product they offered which did not suck.Lucas Electric guide to fuse replacement:click to enlarge image.A bit of Land Rover trivia you probably haven't heard: At one point, Land Rovers attempted to market a computer. Why did they stop? They could not find a way to get it to leak oil!